Advanced Hematology in Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine, volume three in the Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine series, systematically observes and discusses laboratory tests which detect heart diseases and analyzes the results. It includes coverage of red and white blood cell homeostasis and advanced anatomy and physiology of the vascular system, including the biomedicine perspectives of blood and lymphatic system, and TCM perspectives of essence, qi, blood and body fluid. In addition, the book examines the immune system from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including pestilential differentiation. Case studies, lab charts and laboratory differentials according to Chinese and Western medicine perspectives are also included.
Finally, the book discusses the use of lab results for assisting and/or confirming diagnoses of blood and cardiovascular disorders in both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western medicine. This important reference will aid cardiovascular researchers in the study of integrative Chinese and Western medicine with its clear, structured base to guide clinical practice and encourage collaboration.
- Compares medical theories in Chinese medicine and Western medicine on blood, immune system and cardiovascular diseases
- Provides laboratory cases, tests and values concerning pathology of the blood and the cardiovascular system necessary for diagnosing and monitoring within integrative cardiovascular Chinese medicine
- Includes coverage of advanced level blood, complement and immune systems from both Western and Chinese medicine perspectives
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Section I Advanced Anatomy & Physiology 1. Anatomy of Blood and Lymph 2. Congenital Essence 3. Qi and Blood
Section II Blood and Immunity 4. Cellular Homeostasis 5. Hemoglobin
Section III: Perspectives on the Immune System 6. Leukocytes 7. Lymphocytes 8. Pestilential Differentiation 9. Six Stages 10. The Four Levels
Section IV: Hematology Lab 11. Differentials 12. Factors in Blood Production and Coagulation 13. Cardiac Tests
Section VI: Diagnosing 14. Diagnosing using Western Medicine Methods 15. Diagnosing Using Chinese Medicine Methods
Dr. Anika Niambi Al-Shura is originally from Louisville, Ky, USA. She has one son, one grandson and resides in Kentucky and Florida, USA. She enjoys cultivating medicinal plants and formulating medicinal herb recipes, soap making, fine art, travelling internationally to meet people for learning new cultures and ways of living, mountain hiking and relaxing on the beach near the ocean.
Dr. Al-Shura has 14 continuous years of formal education involving Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) clinical practice, advanced medical study, research and education between the United States, Italy and China. In 2004, her master's degree in Oriental Medicine was earned from East West College of Natural Medicine in Florida, USA. In mainland China between 2004 and 2014, she earned hospital study, advanced scholar and specialty certificates in Chinese medicine, internal medicine and surgery and cardiology from several university affiliated hospitals. Those hospitals include Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shandong Provincial Hospital and Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her subspecialty training in TCM is in interventional cardiology involving the catherization lab.
Dr. Al-Shura earned her PhD in medical education in 2014 through the University Ambrosiana program. Her dissertation on Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine (ICCM) became her first textbook entitled, "Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine: A Personalized Medicine Perspective. This book was one of 7 textbooks written to introduce the concepts of ICCM. All were published and released together through Elsevier Academic Press in 2014. Those textbooks are utilized for the level 1 program studies in ICCM with continuing medical education (CME) courses. Eight additional textbooks were written on the establishment and development of intermediate ICCM theories and practices. Those textbooks are utilized for the level 2 program CME studies in ICCM. Those 8 textbooks are part of the Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine series and were published and released together through Elsevier Academic Press in 2019.
Dr. Al-Shura is currently a faculty member at Everglades University in Florida, where she teaches medical and healthcare course in the Bachelors of Alternative Medicine program. She also has Niambi Wellness Institute, based in Florida and Kentucky, where Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine research and work continues. It includes a natural pharmacy lab and a continuing medical education (CME) program. The natural pharmacy researches, formulates, manufactures and distributes various patented and original formulations using TCM herbs. The CME program includes TCM cardiology courses which grant credits towards NCCAOM, state medical board and state TCM board license renewals in the United States.